My First
Interview

I've met some interesting people on Facebook. Many are authors like me.  While networking, I met a woman who interviews fellow authors. I was one of them.  It was great fun. This is the interview that she did with me.



Author Interview: Josanna Thompson
January 18, 2018




How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?
I’m not sure I ever wanted to become a writer. This profession chose me. I love to weave stories; I always have ever since I was a child. I used to tell my friends about my stories, and they encouraged me to write them. So far, I’ve only written one, and it’s the first of a series.
 
Who are your favorite authors? (Please limit your answer to five or ten.)
Judith McNaught
Clive Cussler
Diana Gabaldon
Alexandre Dumas
Ramcy Diek
Kathleen Ferrari
I know, diverse taste – right?
 
What are your greatest sources of inspiration?
Stories come to me through many avenues. Most of my inspiration comes from reading history, and fiction. I love learning about different cultures, especially learning about how people lived. Often characters come to me and whisper in my mind. Sometimes stories come from hearing about their lives. As a result, I have many stories to tell. I just need to write them.
 
What genre(s) do you write
I write historical fiction at the moment, although, I have ideas for a contemporary women’s fiction and a children’s fairy story.
 
Do you have any current or future projects? 
Oh heavens, yes. I’m currently working on the second installment in my Woman form Eden series. The working title is A New World, and it chronicles my character, Sarah Campbell’s experience in Jane Austen England. (Sarah was raised on a primitive Polynesian island. She knows nothing about Western culture, including the perceptions about South Seas Maidens.) Sarah has a lot to overcome. Through her strength and determination, she learns to live in this complicated world.
 
Do you have an author website?
I do. It’s: Josanna Thompson
I highly encourage people to visit my website. I did a lot of fun things with it including adding character interviews, research, and other (hopefully) entertaining articles. People can also ask my characters questions. I promise that they will answer!
 
Do you have any blogs?
I plan to start one in the next few weeks. I spend a lot of time on Facebook historical chat groups. Authors and readers discuss a lot of interesting topics. I thought they would make a great blog.
 
Where can people find your work?  (to purchase or just to read)
Amazon (Kindle) for now. I plan to add paper versions in the next few weeks or so. I will also try to sell my books at my local bookstores. I also believe that people can order my book from their local library. (It may take a while for the library to get my book though.) For now, Amazon is the best place to purchase my book.
 
If you could feature just one title, what would it be?
It would have to be A Maiden’s Honor. It is the first book in the Woman from Eden series. I love this story because it is very different from the historical novels that are currently out there. The Barbary Coast/ Ottoman Empire serves as a backdrop for this adventure, and it chronicles Sarah Campbell’s first experience in a complex Western society. She is utterly unprepared for living in this world.


Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?
I do. My husband and I love, love, love to travel. We are fortunate enough to be able to take a big trip every year. So far, I’ve visited the South Pacific, Argentina, and many places in Europe – love Europe, but there are plenty more places to explore.
 
My husband and I also enjoy cycling and scuba diving.
 
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I am fortunate enough to have married the love of my life. After 25 blissful years, we’re still in love. I live a charmed life too. I get to write my stories for a living, and I have made wonderful friends from all over the world. Life doesn’t get much better than that!
 
Is there anything else you would like to share?
Thanks for interviewing me. I had a great time answered your questions!



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